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Oct 22nd, 2017, 10:52 AM
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Quizz !

Long time no quizz. Let us fo it on a very important subject : Belgium.

1. When did the battle of Waterloo take place ?
2. Who won ?
3. When was Belgium created (year) ?
4. Who said that we are the bravest fighters ?
5. What was the nickname of our good king Alnert 1er (and of his wife) ?
6. How many official language do we have ?
7. Who is our actual king ?
8. Name 2 traditional belgian dishes
9. Name some very well known Belgians (apart from our kings or politicians) : sport, litterature ..
10. What can a mitraillette be in Belgium ? (machine gun) ?

Bonus question : where is the Waterloo beer brewed ?
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 11:00 AM
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1-1812
2- British
6- three
7- Some Bedouin?
8- Patates frites; gauffres (waffels)
9 - Johnny Hallyday and Eddie Mercxy and Mother Theresa?

Good to see quizzes back!

11- Who is the only 'real Belgian'?
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 11:28 AM
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9. The inimitable Toots Thielemans. Likewise Django Rheinhart. Jacques Brel. Plastic Bertrand. Milo. K's choice. Adamo. Clouseau. Audrey Hepburn.
Also Poirot. Kuifje (Tin Tin). Suske en Wiske.

Lotsand lot of famous Belgians. Just most people think they are French (or English)!
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 11:49 AM
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PQ I give you 2.5 points
Hetismij I am impressed.

Audrey was born in Brussels but was British and johnny is french. Sborn in Bruxelles too but left as an infant.

I love the Beduin ! !
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 12:17 PM
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Mother Theresa was Albanian.
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 12:25 PM
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zut - got Mother T mixed up with Jeanine Deckers - the 'Singing Nun'!
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 12:44 PM
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1. PQ is wrong about the date. The Battle of Waterloo was 1815, after Napoleon's escape from Elba.

2. The battle was won by the British general the Duke of Wellington, with the timely assistance of allies. (From Brunswick?)
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 01:32 PM
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9. Hercule Poirot
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 02:09 PM
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Bonus question:

in your basement?
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 02:31 PM
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7 - Philippe
8 - waterzooi, carbonade flamande
9 - René Magritte, Georges Simenon
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 03:02 PM
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All recent answers correct !
Wellington was made duke after the battle if I remember correctly and stood firm all d'y against Napoleon until the evening when Blucher came to the rescue. We consider them as Prussian.

1815 18 of June.

The beer is brewed (partly or totally ?) in the ´ferme de mont Saint-Jean on the battlefield and which served as hospital after the battle.

I had carbonades flamandes this week and am reading a good Maigret !

The singing nun was indeed sister Dominique who left the orders Later. She ended up gay and broke as all the rights of the song remained for the church.
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 03:15 PM
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The Singing Nun was pursued for unpaid tax by Belgian authorities even though all the profit from the song went to her Order, the Dominicans. The Order refused to get involved in the legal wrangling of their former member. She tried a comeback, with a jazzy rendition of her songs, available on YouTube, but was a commercial failure. Eventually she and her supposed partner committed suicide through overdose and are buried together.
#3 1830 at the Belgian Revolution?
#4 Julius Caesar, about Ambiorix and his men?
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 03:25 PM
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#8 moules frites and delirium beer (my fav)
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 03:32 PM
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9. Adolph Sax
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Oct 22nd, 2017, 03:34 PM
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Ah yes, the "B" I was thinking of was Blucher. We should also remember that Wellington's army (while "infamous") included "17,000 Dutch and Belgian troops, 11,000 from Hanover, 6,000 from Brunswick, and 3,000 from Nassau". Turns out Wellington was made a duke in 1814. I finally visited his house the last time I was in London. Very impressive.
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Oct 23rd, 2017, 12:32 AM
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2: 1832 was the Treaty of London internationally recognising Belgium's independence.

I have this nagging feeling that I have heard about the nicknames for Albert and his Queen, but it's gone.
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Oct 23rd, 2017, 02:23 AM
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When did the battle of Waterloo take place ?
2. Who won ?The Brits and the Prussians
3. When was Belgium created (year) ? 18??
4. Who said that we are the bravest fighters? Asterix
5. What was the nickname of our good king Alnert 1er (and of his wife) ?
6. How many official language do we have ?Three (sort of French, sort of Dutch and sort of German)
7. Who is our actual king ?
8. Name 2 traditional belgian dishes Moules Frites
9. Name some very well known Belgians (apart from our kings or politicians) : sport, litterature .. Don't know any kings of Politicians. Van Damn, Poirot, TinTin, that's it
10. What can a mitraillette be in Belgium ? (machine gun) ?
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Oct 23rd, 2017, 02:28 AM
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The Iron Duke, an interesting guy, he had his men lie down over the ridge from the French so that they were not killed during the day, this was thought a little "wrong" after all who cared about the men?

The battle in the "little farmhouse" is stuff of legend and the "Sharpe" novels covers it pretty well.

"Sir, I have lost my leg" "Yes B'god Sir so you have" probably one of his better lines.

His work in Portugal was his great work he converted large parts of Portugal into series of rings of a fortress coming out of Lisbon and basically starved the French army back into Spain, using very few British and Portgeuse troops.
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Oct 23rd, 2017, 02:36 AM
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Thanks for all who answered !

1. 1815, correct
2. Wellington (or Welleseley) and Blucher.*
3. 1830 ****
4. Julius Caesar : De omnis Gallis, Belgi fortissimi sunt **
5. see under.
6. 3 (German, French and Flemish (ok, Dutch))
7. Philippe de Belgique
8. Good ! you know our products ***
9. Excellent ***
10. still ongoing

Bonus question : where is the Waterloo beer brewed ?

* : I thought he was made Duke after Waterloo, my fautl, thanks Thursday.
** : the rest of the sentence of Julius is devoid of any interest. He says we are fiercer because we had no contact with civilization, so we have nothing to lose. True barbarians...
*** : I had forgotten about Saxe. I was expecting some more sport figures, like in tennis.
**** : Patrick, no Belgian knows about the treaty London in 1832 ;-)

Albert was 'le Roi Chevalier' the knight King due to his attitude during WW1. You'll see him on postcards with a Hadrain helmet for example. His wife, Elisabeth (from Bavaria) was called 'la Reine Infirmière' as she was a nurse in the belgian troops.
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